Call for Proposals 600 x 600 (3)Welcome to the Call for Proposals website for the 2017 Global Ageing Conference!

The International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) will partner with CURAVIVA to host the 2017 Global Ageing Conference in Montreux, Switzerland, 18-21 September.

Holding the IAHSA biennial conference in conjunction with CURAVIVA, the national association of homes and services in Switzerland, provides an ideal partnership and exceptional conference destination with a projected attendance of over 1500 attendees.

The conference will showcase the most innovative programmes from around the world, along with a stimulating forum for the exchange of both practical knowledge and new strategies focused on the provision of high quality care and services for older adults.  Each of the education sessions provides an opportunity for members to learn to adopt innovative practices, explore new ideas and create environments that maximize the quality of life of those they serve.

While the Call for Sessions deadline has passed, IAHSA will accept late proposals for consideration that will be reviewed periodically to address possible speaker cancelations and/or program gaps.

IAHSA and CURAVIVA will review and consider proposals on all relevant topics. We especially invite proposals that feature innovations that address specific needs in housing and care supported by professionally documented practical experience and/or research findings. Topics covered in recent IAHSA conferences include:

  • Wellness, dementia care, as well as culture change initiatives.

  • Enabling technologies aimed at improving care and service delivery.

  • Housing and service delivery models that enable independence and facilitate ageing in place.

  • Design, expansion and renovation of buildings, interiors and landscapes.

  • Change management, leadership practices as well as board and workforce development.

  • Issues related to continuous quality improvement and care coordination.

Accepted proposals will be offered as one hour Educational Workshops over the two days of the conference and will feature a two-to-three member multi-disciplinary panel of speakers.


Evaluation Process & Criteria



The 2017 IAHSA/CURAVIVA Education Advisory Committee and staff will review all submissions. Proposals will be evaluated to ultimately develop a high-quality, well-balanced education programme via the following criteria:

  • Innovation of programme and/or approach to care and services

  • Importance/timeliness of the topic, along with practical applicability of approach to ageing services

  • Clarity, depth and specificity of the proposal and presentation format

  • Qualifications, expertise and experience level of presenter(s)

Presenters will be notified of IAHSA/CURAVIVA‘s decision regarding proposals by 30 September 2016. All prospective presenters are required to keep the conference dates of 18-21 September 2017 available, until notified of the status of their proposal.

Please Note: Presenters are required to register for the full conference and will receive a EUR €100 registration discount towards that full registration fee. IAHSA/CURAVIVA cannot pay honoraria, travel, per diem or other costs to presenters. In addition, presenters are responsible for all expenses incurred in the development and implementation of their presentation.


Submission Guidelines



IAHSA/CURAVIVA will only accept proposals submitted electronically through our online application form.

  • If you are submitting multiple proposals, please complete a separate application for each proposed presentation.

  • Ensure you complete all required fields, proposals that incomplete may not be considered for review.

  • Please be prepared to provide a detailed 300-500 word presentation description along with learning objectives for your session.

  • Make sure you provide pertinent background information for each presenter.

This call for presentations is specifically for sessions to be delivered in English.

Dates to remember:

  • 3 June 2016 – Call for Proposals Submission Deadline

  • 30 September 2016 – Submitters Notified of Status of Proposals/Registration Opens

  • 30 May 2017 – Conference Registration, Early Bird Deadline

  • 18-21 September 2017 – IAHSA/CURAVIVA Global Ageing Conference

The Global Ageing Conference attracts leaders and leadership teams and other key professionals from organizations providing services and housing to the ageing or related interests. It also attracts research, business and industry leaders from a variety of disciplines and allied fields, such as architecture, design, education/academia, financial management, fundraising, law, marketing and public administration.

All prospective proposal submitters are welcome to visit the IAHSA website or the CURAVIVA website to learn more about our associations, the IAHSA/ CURAVIVA Global Ageing Conference and the IAHSA Awards for Excellence.

Submit a proposal today!

Questions? Please contact info@iahsa.net

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